Our Standard Targets are made out of premium USA Milled 3/8" AR550 steel. This is an extremely durable metal and it is the industry standard for targets.
We offer our targets cut using a CNC Water Jet machine or by a CNC Plasma Cut Machine based on your preference. Our standard targets come in 3 shapes-circle, square, and diamond.
Generally our 3/8" AR550 plate will withstand, without damage, rifle fire from conventional copper/lead bullets with an impact velocity of 3000 fps or less. Impact velocity is what causes damage to armor steel. Generally if the muzzle velocity is lower than 3200 fps and and the targets are set at least 100 yards away, the AR500 plate will not be damaged.
Close-range impacts from high velocity .223 may cause approx 1mm round pock marks. This will wear the plate prematurely; however, it is not a considerable problem in itself.
Never use any type of armor piercing ("AP") or steel/tungsten-core projectile. Use of monolithic bullets (eg. bronze alloy) may accelerate plate wear.
NEVER SHOOT CRATERED OR PUNCTURED STEEL TARGETS